Hemidrachm of Herakleia Pontica with head of Herakles

Greek
Late Classical Period
364–353 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia, Herakleia Pontica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1369.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.46 gm.

Accession Number

04.931

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to left in lion’s skin.
Reverse: In incuse circle, club above bow and quiver.
Inscription in Greek above and below.
Crescent at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund